The Heart of Spanish Living Beats in Battle Ground

A culinary tour of Spain can be found Wednesday through Saturday at Emanar Cellars including Fabada Asturiana, Pan (Bread) Basket with olive oil and vinegar for drizzling, a platter of meats and cheeses including Spanish Serrano ham, chorizo and dried fruit, Stuffed Dates and a Four-Cheese Ravioli platter. Courtesy of Viki Eierdam.

A culinary tour of Spain can be found Wednesday through Saturday at Emanar Cellars including Fabada Asturiana, Pan (Bread) Basket with olive oil and vinegar for drizzling, a platter of meats and cheeses including Spanish Serrano ham, chorizo and dried fruit, Stuffed Dates and a Four-Cheese Ravioli platter. Courtesy of Viki Eierdam.

I n Madrid, they’re called tapas – small savory bites commonly served in bars. In the Basque region of Spain, it’s called a pintxos crawl. Whatever the descriptor, the tapeo culture is the heart of Spanish living and, thanks to Emanar Cellars in Battle Ground, its infectious conviviality can be experienced without taking a flight across the big pond.

Opened on Oct. 26, 2013, Emanar Cellars’ authenticity is not just found in its stout, carved wood door, extensive lineup of all Spanish wines, or a thoughtfully curated tapas menu (Read more in North Bank Magazine).